Eve of Battle "Universal Newsreel, in full co-operation with the War Department, presents official pictures of the final military preparations for the launching of D-Day. A host of nations engage in the huge task. The invasion, in truth, is a United Nation's effort." (complete newsreel)
Production Company War Department / Universal NewsreelAudio/Visual sound, b&w
December 3, 2005
Worth the download
More documentary than newsreel (2 reels - approx 25 min) showing the buildup to D-Day. Focus is on the logistics of invasion, as well as the preliminary air campaign to isolate Normandy. Finishes with the landings themselves. Good combat footage too.